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Santa Cruz Farmers Market

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

31st Annual UC Santa Cruz Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Keynote Speaker for this MLK Jr. Convocation will be Angela Davis, Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz. The title of her talk is Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Jandy Nelson & Annameekee Hesik

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join YA tour de force Jandy Nelson plus local YA author and teacher Annameekee Hesik for a Young Adult fiction double-header and conversation. Jandy Nelson is the author of the much beloved and critically acclaimed The Sky is Everywhere. She lives in San Francisco, CA. Follow her on Twitter @jandynelson. I’ll Give You the Sun (a Bookshop staff favorite and New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Time Top Ten YA of the Year (#3), NPR Great Reads of…

Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Comedy Night at Rosie McCann’s

January 28 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every month on the last Wednesday
A comedy showcase at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub on the last Wednesdays of the month at 9:30pm. Hosted by Noah Gain

Steamed buns at Pop-Up

January 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week
Every Thursday, from 11:30am – 2pm 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Steamed Buns and Honey Glazed Baked BBQ pork buns, served over the counter. Each week we have one entree available with rice. View Sample Menu

Event Santa Cruz: Non Starving Artist Night

January 29 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Come join us January 29th, 6:15pm, at Cosmic as we listen to Artist from Santa Cruz that are making a living / supporting themselves and families through their art. Each artist has 6 minutes to tell the audience what drives motivates them to do what they do. Scheduled Speakers: Frank Scott Krueger — acorn Doug Ross — Illustrations / Fine Art Nada Miljković — Artist on Art Chris McGilvray — Six Finger Films Kevin Devaney — The Art Bar Speaker…

Albert Lee

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Albert Lee is accorded elite status among guitar aficionados and for good reason. During the ’60s, before becoming known for his recordings with American rock ‘n’ roll icons Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis, the British blues guitarist spent his ‘apprenticeship’ years performing in a number of English bands. Later work in the ’70s and ’80s with Jackson Browne, Emmy Lou Harris, and Eric Clapton cemented his reputation as a premier guitar-slinger. When not recording or touring for other musicians, “Mr.…

Armistead Maupin, The Days of Anna Madrigal

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Bookshop all-time favorite returns! Help us bid farewell to the fabulous cast of characters of Tales of the City for the paperback release of The Days of Anna Madrigal. The bestselling Tales of the City series, Maupin’s valentine to San Francisco, began in serialized installments in the SF Chronicle in the mid-70s. In the ninth installment, Anna Madrigal, the grande dame at the center of the story, is a frail 92-year-old. Committed to the notion of “leaving like a…

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

January 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Light up the Night Bike Ride

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Light Up The Night is a bike ride and bike light giveaway geared toward promoting well-illuminated night bicycling. Free bike lights for the first 50 attendees! 5-7PM – Meet at the MAH for activities including free helmets and bike lights, bike decorating, live music by SUBPAR, snacks and more. 7PM – Bike ride departs. All ages and skill levels welcome! Bike flair and bright costumes are highly encouraged! Prizes for: – brightest bike – brightest rider – most creative costume…

David Kahiliaulani Kuhia Ka’io

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
It’s “Birthday Time” again.  David KKK (as he signs correspondences) was born on Feb 1, 19?? and for the  fourth year he will appear at Pono on the Friday closest to Feb. 1st. He puts on a wonderful show singing and playing many of the classics that we all love so much.  Dancers love his style of singing and guitar work (nahenahe) and beautiful hula is always attracted to him (hint hint).  So inform your friends and come join us…

8 Tens at Eight Play Festival

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week until February 6, 2015
This year’s Festival presents 16 short plays, 8 each night, playing in repertiore. “A”  and ‘B” nights rotate over the 5-week Festival. Please see calendar below.   Tickets: $25 General | $22 Senior/Student | $40 Package any two-nights   Package specials can not be purchased online. Please call 800-838-3006. PROMO CODE is: “Promo A Night” & “Promo B Night” “A” Night OFFICE HOURS by Bryan Harnetaux  | directed by Robin Aronson OSCAR’S WALLPAPER by Wallace Baine | directed by Tandy…

Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffman

January 31 @ 9:55 am - 1:45 pm
Luther’s tavern in a German town. The poet Hoffmann is in love with Stella, the star singer of the opera. Lindorf, a rich counselor, also loves her and has intercepted a note she has written to Hoffmann. Lindorf is confident he will win her for himself. Entering with a group of students, Hoffmann sings a ballad about a disfigured dwarf named Kleinzach. During the song, his mind wanders to recollections of a beautiful woman. When Hoffmann recognizes Lindorf as his…

8 Tens at Eight Play Festival

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until February 7, 2015
This year’s Festival presents 16 short plays, 8 each night, playing in repertiore. “A”  and ‘B” nights rotate over the 5-week Festival. Please see calendar below.   Tickets: $25 General | $22 Senior/Student | $40 Package any two-nights   Package specials can not be purchased online. Please call 800-838-3006. PROMO CODE is: “Promo A Night” & “Promo B Night” “A” Night OFFICE HOURS by Bryan Harnetaux  | directed by Robin Aronson OSCAR’S WALLPAPER by Wallace Baine | directed by Tandy…

8 Tens at Eight Play Festival

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week until February 7, 2015
This year’s Festival presents 16 short plays, 8 each night, playing in repertiore. “A”  and ‘B” nights rotate over the 5-week Festival. Please see calendar below.   Tickets: $25 General | $22 Senior/Student | $40 Package any two-nights   Package specials can not be purchased online. Please call 800-838-3006. PROMO CODE is: “Promo A Night” & “Promo B Night” “A” Night OFFICE HOURS by Bryan Harnetaux  | directed by Robin Aronson OSCAR’S WALLPAPER by Wallace Baine | directed by Tandy…

8 Tens at Eight Play Festival

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until February 8, 2015
This year’s Festival presents 16 short plays, 8 each night, playing in repertiore. “A”  and ‘B” nights rotate over the 5-week Festival. Please see calendar below.   Tickets: $25 General | $22 Senior/Student | $40 Package any two-nights   Package specials can not be purchased online. Please call 800-838-3006. PROMO CODE is: “Promo A Night” & “Promo B Night” “A” Night OFFICE HOURS by Bryan Harnetaux  | directed by Robin Aronson OSCAR’S WALLPAPER by Wallace Baine | directed by Tandy…

Santa Cruz Warriors vs Oklahoma City Blue

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Warriors take on the Oklahoma City Blue. Doors 5pm. Tip off 6pm. Tickets and info: SantaCruzBasketball.com

RL Grime with Lunice

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Seemingly out of nowhere, RL Grime has risen the ranks to the forefront of what is undoubtedly the future of electronic music. His debut EP “Grapes”, which included remixes from Shlohmo, Salva, and LOL Boys was released in April 2012, and within a month he had the world begging for more. RL followed with the international club anthem “Trap On Acid”, and immediately garnered the support of Diplo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, 12th Planet, to name a few. Since then, he has…

Eric Harland Voyager with Walter Smith III, Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, Harish Raghavan

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One of the most in demand drummers of his generation, Houston-born Eric Harland has performed with jazz legends like Betty Carter, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner. He has been a member of the SFJAZZ Collective since 2006, and most recently journeyed out west as the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for the Monterey Jazz Festival. In DownBeat’s 65th Annual Readers Poll, Harland was included in the short list of top drummers, in the company of masters like Roy Haynes and the late Elvin Jones. His newest…

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

The Comic and the Patriot Open Mic

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week
Open Mic at the Poet and the Patriot in downtown Santa Cruz. Sign ups at 8, show at 8:30. Running til 11.

Literary Salon with Stephen Kessler

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Forbidden Pleasures: The Art of Literary Translation Veteran local poet and essayist Stephen Kessler is also a nationally acclaimed translator, winner of an NEA Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American poets for his versions of the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda.  In this evening of poems and conversation, Stephen will preview his new Cernuda translation, Forbidden Pleasures (scheduled for publication this spring by Black Widow Press), and discuss with salonistas…

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffman

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:20 pm
Luther’s tavern in a German town. The poet Hoffmann is in love with Stella, the star singer of the opera. Lindorf, a rich counselor, also loves her and has intercepted a note she has written to Hoffmann. Lindorf is confident he will win her for himself. Entering with a group of students, Hoffmann sings a ballad about a disfigured dwarf named Kleinzach. During the song, his mind wanders to recollections of a beautiful woman. When Hoffmann recognizes Lindorf as his…

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Melissa Aldana, the daughter of famed Chilean saxophonist Marcos Aldana, learned well from her father. Heavily influenced by Sonny Rollins, Don Byas, and Mark Turner, Aldana has performed with a parade of top-notch jazz artists: George Coleman, Greg Osby, Christian McBride, and Jeff “Tain” Waits, among others. Melissa is the first South American and first female to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Aldana’s Crash Trio features her critically acclaimed bandmates Pablo Menares on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums. Crash Trio (Concord Music Group)…

Free First Friday

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
This First Friday is all about public space in Downtown Santa Cruz…and how there isn’t any. Yet. So take this time to imagine a plaza downtown where creativity, community events, and food come together. Where you can meet up with old friends and make new ones. Soon enough (like, in Summer 2015) you can stop imagining and just walk behind the MAH. Welcome to Abbott Square. Learn more about this project with talks from the MAH and Mark Lakeman, a…

First Friday January

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This month’s First Friday Art Walk Downtown!  Details and participating locations  HERE.
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